Joe Balaz

Joe Balaz has created works in American English and Hawaiian Islands Pidgin (Hawai'i Creole English). He presently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and he is the author of Pidgin Eye. Joe recommends Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu.

Spooky kine stuff
dat Einstein nevah agree wit

is eerily going on out deah​
or in heah

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Josh wuz mind wandering
and waiting foa da bus

wen some ghostly figures
came walking around da corner

to stand behind him
as he sat on wun bench.

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Sorry about my uncooperative nature
but I’m just not into accepting snake oil

and being bamboozled and sold
on da boastful and promising pitch.

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cause all dose levees made of dung
​nevah seem to hold up so well.

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Carolyn just loves
da new house in Kahala.

Hard to believe dat she grew up as wun local
cause she look and act like wun Katonk.

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Da predators are tinking
it’s time foa wun feast

unaware dat dey going get fleeced. 

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